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WEEKLY CLUB MEETING: Jeremy Smith with a statewide non-profit based in Charleston!

Jeremy Smith
  • May 1, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Jeremy Smith works for a statewide non-profit based in Charleston that operates many of the states social service helplines. He’s also a resident of Hurricane. They operate the 1-800-GAMBLER program for individuals and their loved ones that need treatment if they are addicted to gambling, the 844-HELP4WV program which serves as the states substance abuse and behavioral health helpline, and WV Navigator which helps people sign up for health insurance via the health insurance marketplace or Medicaid. They also operate┬áthe states tobacco quitline and the suicide lifeline.

Jeremy Smith has worked for First Choice Services since 2015 and serves as the Project Director for their Health Insurance Helpline (WV Navigator) and also as the organization’s Outreach Coordinator to promote their other community service helplines.

First Choice is a statewide non-profit organization that operates the 1-800-GAMBLER program for individuals and their loved ones that need treatment if they are addicted to gambling, the 844-HELP4WV program which serves as the states substance abuse and behavioral health helpline, and WV Navigator which helps people sign up for health insurance via the health insurance marketplace or Medicaid. They also operate the states tobacco quit-line and the suicide lifeline.

He specializes in promoting public projects through community outreach and media. Over the past three years, Jeremy has done over 200 media interviews and public speaking engagements on topics that include public health, expanded health insurance options and substance abuse or gambling addiction issues. Additionally, he is a certified Health Insurance Navigator. His past work includes work as adjunct faculty with the political science department at a satellite campus of Marshall University. Jeremy received his Master of Arts degree in political science and Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Marshall University.

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Date:
May 1, 2018
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Venue

First State Bank Community Room
3754 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, WV 25526 United States
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Organizer

Putnam County Rotary
Phone:
304-638-8878
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Website:
http://putnamrotary.com/